Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews
Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews was born in Casoli, Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Italy. As a child, she loved reading fairy tales and comic books before graduating to novels. Her family moved to Canada and settled in Oakville, Ontario, where Josie completed high school. She went on to study Italian and French at the University of Toronto and has taught both languages at the elementary and secondary school levels for 26 years. Currently, she is pursuing a masters degree in Italian literature at the U of T. Her poetry and articles have been published in several magazines and anthologies.